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Weekly News Wrap

Posted by Arielle at 17th July, 2010

Weekly News Wrap Up – July 16, 1010

FEATURED STORY: On Thursday, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage!


This achievement was made additionally significant when the strong presence of the Catholic Church in Latin American countries is taken into account.  Read Article Here and Watch Video

How long until other Latin American countries and the United States can follow in their footsteps?

Read more about the Supreme Court, Reproductive Autonomy, Women in today’s Economy and Business, Women’s Rights around the world & Religion…

The Supreme Court:

  • Senator Arlen Spector (D), of Pennsylvania, announced that he will be voting to confirm Elena Kagan as the next Supreme Court Justice.  Arlen also expresses concern over Kagan’s limited explanation of her “judicial philosophy” and lack of transparency in terms of her beliefs.  Read Article Here

Reproductive Autonomy:

  • The New York Times Magazine features an expose of the support and expansion of abortion education in Universities and the difficult road that doctors face in the push to institute abortion as a basic part of women’s medical care.  Read Article Here

Women in Business & the Economy:

  • http://reachnyc.org/

    Reach: Rewarding Achievement, a group that provides tutoring and mentors for underprivileged high school students is courting donations and involvement through Spa days and packages in an effort to encourage contributions by professional women. Read Article Here

  • New data released by the Labor Department shows that among people who work part time, and less than 40 hours per week, women actually make more money than men. Read Article Here

Women’s Rights are Human Rights! :

  • For women in Egypt, the opportunity to work outside the home has not increased their freedom or upward mobility; it has created a longing to return to traditional ways as a result of overworking and lack of opportunities. Read Article Here
    • In addition there is no real push for equality of the sexes in Egypt: “Sixty-one percent of respondents in Egypt said women should be allowed to work outside the home. But 75 percent said that when jobs are scarce, men should have more right to work.”
  • What does a possible democratic agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan mean for the women


    of Afghanistan?This article asks, “If the Taliban were to renege on a promise not to allow Al Qaeda bases, it is easy to imagine that American missiles would once again rain down on the country. Would the West go back to war if the Taliban tore up a promise to allow girls to go to school, women to work?” Read Article Here

  • India is well known for having one of the highest maternal death rates in the world, and the country is working to rectify this situation by inviting women to give birth in hospitals and receive payment for this healthy choice. Read Article Here


  • A new document from the Vatican declares that ordaining a woman a priest


    is a grave crime against the Roman Catholic Church and provides this “crime” with the same level of punishment as rapist priests. This same document also neglects to create a strict procedure for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse. Read Article Here

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One Response to “Weekly News Wrap”

  1. Lee says:

    Thank you – great news roundup!

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